What do you think of the quote from 'Producing Excellence'? Does it have any validity, any basis in reality?

There's some truth in the idea, but those statistics aren't right:
202 votes 47%

It's a complete distortion of reality:
107 votes 25%

It rings true, but only for prodigies and aspiring soloists:
85 votes 20%

It rings true for all violin students:
40 votes 9%

(Poll closed: 434 votes)